February 24, 2021

Call to Action – Addressing Firearm Safety Measures to Increase Public Safety

Dear Washington State PTA Member,

Every other day, a Washington child or youth dies at the hand of a firearm.  High-capacity magazines make shootings more deadly and allow shooters to fire more rounds, faster.  The Washington Post estimates that more than 240,000 American students have now experienced gun violence at school, including nearly 7,000 students in Washington.

We have the opportunity to restrict the access of these most deadly weapons in SSB 5078, which would limit the sale and transfer of high-capacity magazines over 17 rounds. This common-sense legislation was requested by our Attorney General’s office. Please contact your representatives and ask for their support.

Please write your legislators and encourage your friends and community members to take a few minutes for the safety of our kids. Add your personal request or story into the accompanying message provided in the Action Network link. Legislators have told us that hearing your personal touch makes a huge impact.

Click here to participate through the Action Network.

Visit our website for more information on WSPTA’s legislative priorities. If you would like to receive WSPTA Action Alerts directly, please sign up for the Action Network here.

Thank you for advocating for the 1.1 million students of Washington giving them the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

Sherry Rudolph, WSPTA Advocacy Director

Category: Advocacy , Legislative

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